Rochester Bicycle Accident Lawyer
With spring and summer just around the corner, Rochester bicyclists are eager to take to the streets and enjoy their favorite outdoor activity. Unfortunately, warmer weather also brings more vehicles and their sometimes negligent drivers out to drive with the windows open or the top down. In fact, accidents involving cars or trucks hitting bicyclists increase by as much as 65 percent in spring and summer.
A Rochester bicycle accident lawyer at William Mattar is ready to represent you if you have suffered injuries due to being hit by a car while bicycling. We have been helping victims of reckless drivers for many years and offer the kind of legal knowledge you want to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
Call us today if you are in the hospital recuperating from injuries or at home. We will come to you if you are physically unable to come to us. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our lawyers will perform the legal work relevant to your case so you can resume a normal life as soon as possible. Call (844) 444-4444 today to schedule a consultation appointment or fill out and submit our simple initial consultation form and one of our team members will contact you soon.
Why You Should Hire a Bicycle Accident Lawyer
In addition to understanding New York State accident laws, attorneys experienced with handling bicycle/vehicle accidents also know about the different kinds of injuries a bicyclist may suffer when hit by a car. Severe whiplash, central nervous system injuries impacting the brain and spinal cord and bone/skull fractures are some of the injuries treated by emergency room doctors following such a crash. Being familiar with medical terms and the long-term consequences of serious injuries is helpful for compiling information essential to developing a client’s case.
A Rochester bicycle accident lawyer also knows what legal papers need submitted to the court and how much time is allotted to file before the statute of limitations runs out. With so much paperwork to do, it can be difficult for crash victim recuperating from injuries to manage their own case without the assistance of a good attorney. In addition, insurance adjusters from the defendant’s insurance company will do their best to reduce the amount of your compensation and they often try to settle the case as quickly as possible for as little money as possible before you may hire a lawyer. We know from past experience how to handle insurance adjusters who would like to settle out of court for minimal compensation and we will work to maximize your recovery.
What are Considered Permanent and Serious Injuries?
Certain accident injuries may be serious and possibly cause permanent disability. These include but are not limited to:
- Orthopedic injuries
- Serious burns
- Psychological trauma
- Brain and/or spinal cord injuries
- Chronic pain conditions
- Broken Bones
Some complex brain injury terms include retrograde amnesia, anterograde amnesia, brain contusions, focal injury, diffuse injury and contrecoup injury, which all refer to specific conditions and manifestations of brain injuries suffered by bicyclists hit by negligent vehicle drivers. The type of in-depth knowledge provided by a bicycle accident lawyer in Rochester can relieve victims and their families of having to do hours of research regarding the content of court and insurance documents.
The attorneys at William Mattar are well-versed in New York State accident laws. Hiring a bicycle accident attorney can stop you from being taken advantage of by the other driver’s insurance company. Some insurance companies want injured bicyclists to sign a release within days after the accident in order to stop them from receiving adequate compensation. By doing this these insurance companies can persuade you to sign away your rights to sue altogether. However, we have found out that once you mention that you have hired a bicycle accident lawyer and they will quickly retreat.
Call our office today at (844) 444-4444 today to schedule a free consultation appointment if you have been injured in a vehicle/bicycle accident. We are always here to help you through your ordeal.